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Always Reading Program

The Always Dream Foundation has created a literacy program called Always Reading that focuses on the development of early childhood literacy skills for students in Kindergarten through 1st grade. A key element to the program is providing 21st century technology by integrating e-reader tablets and digital books in the classroom.

Program Components

Pairing Digital Books With Technology

Community Engagement

Parent Resources

Participating Schools



  • Peralta Elementary, Phoenix
  • Starlight Park Elementary, Phoenix
  • Glenn L Downs Elementary, Phoenix
  • John F. Long Elementary, Phoenix


  • Linapuni Elementary, Oahu
  • Kalihi Kai Elementary, Oahu
  • Fern Elementary, Oahu
  • Puuhale Elementary, Oahu
  • Waiahole Elementary, Oahu
  • Pope Elementary, Oahu
  • Kalihi Elementary, Oahu


  • Sun Terrace Elementary, Concord
  • El Monte Elementary, Concord
  • Sankofa Elementary, Oakland
  • Maloney Elementary, Fremont
  • Blacow Elementary, Fremont
  • McKinley Elementary, San Jose
  • Washington Elementary, San Jose
  • Bachrodt Charter Academy, San Jose
  • Jose Ortega Elementary, San Francisco
  • Roosevelt Elementary, Redwood City
  • International Elementary School, Oakland
  • Glenmoor Elementary, Fremont
  • Sanchez Elementary School, San Francisco

ADF has launched Always Reading in Title One classrooms in Northern California, Arizona and Hawaii. During the 2016-2017 academic year, the Always Reading Program will serve over 2,000 students in 87 classrooms.